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Spotting Cultural Differences in Parenting: Helicopter vs Free-Range

Since I moved here from Switzerland eight months ago, people keep asking me about the main differences between my home country and the U.S. I have indeed discovered some obvious cultural divergences — especially in parenthood.  I find this quite surprising. The U.S. and Switzerland both belong to the ‘Western culture.’ They share a heritage of social norms, ethical […]

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10 Ways Ruined My Child NashvilleMomsBlog

10 Ways I’ve Ruined My Child

If you’ve been a parent long (or even mentioned the idea of wanting to be a parent) or just announced a pregnancy, you’ve gotten a barrage of unsolicited-yet-possibly-well-meaning advice—things you should do, things you shouldn’t do, and everything in between. “You’re going to ruin that baby if you do/don’t do (insert any action or activity).” […]

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Three is Our Magic Number NashvilleMomsBlog

Three Is Our Magic Number

“A man and a woman had a little baby… They had three in the family. And that’s a magic number.” –from Schoolhouse Rock’s Three Is a Magic Number For most of my life, I was sure I’d never have kids. I mean, kids are gross—with their puking and their snot and their sticky faces and […]

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